(The Root) — Black Twitter is getting pretty good and tired of the media’s new obsession with twerking, especially since it seems that nobody cared until Miley Cyrus started attempting to do it.
Twerking isn’t just a dance anymore; it’s a battleground where cultural appropriation and double standards are razor sharp and aimed at black necks. And on top of it all, there is a layer of fetishism, of voyeurism, that constantly reminds black people of their otherness, as with this ABC article offering a “scientific” look at twerking: What are we? Why do we do the things we do? Quick, call in the blackness experts to help us understand this thing that is clearly not normal, not human.
Well, Twitter wasn’t having it. To illustrate how unnecessary a scientific look at twerking is, people tweeted titles of additionally needless stories on blackness, noted with the hashtag #ABCreports. Take a look at some of the funniest ones below.
— Chris Chris (@christphr) August 27, 2013
Destination ideas after a friend informs you that you don’t have to go home but have to vacate your present location. #ABCReports
— Dee Phunk (@DeePhunk) August 27, 2013
#ABCReports Beep Beep. Do you know who has the keys to the Jeep? How a recent wave of car thefts MAY affect YOU!
— Petey Pueblo (@TheDiLLon1) August 27, 2013
— Yoni Z. (@Yo2TheNI) August 27, 2013
— KMac from the block (@KayMac81) August 27, 2013
Up next: what this anthropologist has to say about play cousins may surprise you. #ABCreports